The Road To Rus’
The Road to Rus’ by Michael Hnatyshyn is truly a remarkable novel that captures a moment in time that no other novel has captured. Hnatyshyn has brilliantly woven together real historic figures and history into a stunning novel. I am a history buff, and I loved how this tale captured one of my favorite places in history—Rome, or, more specifically, Constantinople. The characters were so well developed that it was like watching a historic battle and play come to life. The Road to Rus’ concentrates on the ninth century—a century full of upheaval. Battles from foreigners would be common place. Warriors could be found everywhere, and greed, like today, was super bad. The talent is obvious to readers from page one. Hnatyshyn definitely enjoyed bringing history and culture alive for readers everywhere.Inside this new historical title, readers are taken back to the time of the Byzantine Empire. Vikings were very much real and were a major threat. Many people got together to plan an attack on the New Rome, Constantinople. This is where the novel gets intense. A suspenseful, yet highly intriguing, read. Readers will get a first-hand taste of warfare back then and feel as though they have been transported to the battle. The descriptions are vivid, as well as the viewpoint in which the story is being told. I found it intriguing and engaging as I rushed to read every page. The reasons for what the characters did seemed to be enough to attack their enemy—lives for lives. The Road to Rus’ will have readers on the edge of their seats, breathless as the scenes are lived through the words of Hnatyshyn. A time of gruesome warfare and lives of many. I enjoyed reading this exciting tale and look forward to more future works by this writer. Overall, I would highly recommend it to readers worldwide.
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